I like the spirit of small music shops like Perfect Pitch; band flyers paper the walls, music lesson cards crowd the counter and the walls inside are a forest of great acoustic, classical, bass and electric brands just begging to be pulled down and strummed. No wander along Exchequer street is complete for the guitarist in my life without a look in at the latest offers and instruments here.
Here working musicians stop in for easy chats with staff, giving this small store that genuine feel of a local institution. The stock is well chosen, with good accessories and sound equipment suitable for studios or garage bands that are priced accordingly. While this is a haven for professionals, beginners won't feel out of place here. On your inaugural visit, feel free to ask about any and everything, the lads behind the counter are happy to help.
It's no wonder Perfect Pitch has such a loyal following!
Perfect Pitch is a music shop that wouldn't ordinarily be overlooked if it wasn't for the neighbouring music shops. Walton's and Music Maker seem to have the market cornered, but the fact of the matter is, that Perfect Pitch are just as good as the other big music shops down the road. They specialise in guitars, both electric and acoustic, but do some other four stringers like banjos, mandolins etc.
Great help if you're into guitars, but being a drummer, I felt a bit lost amongst the walls of guitars. But my guitar playing mates swear by the beardy guitar druid behind the counter.
WAYYYYYYYYYYY back in the old days, some 20 years ago... I can't tell you how horrified I was when I realised I could really say I remember 20 years ago... there was a shop called Mcullagh Piggotts - it was one of, if not the best musical instrument shops in the city. The guitar section alone was enough to make a scruffy 15 year old boy stop thinking of girls for 20 mins... no men feat!
The man behind that amazing collection was a bearded dude called Gerry Crow, he left Piggotts and set up on his own in Perfect Pitch. I duly followed as a customer and Gerry has never set me wrong, he knows everything about guitars and freely hands out the advice safe in the knowledge that the most he's going to sell me is a packet of strings and a pack of plectrums (where the hell do they go!?). Deffo the place to go for guitar related stuff and other various oddments - I went in one day looking for a bongo stand, after about 20 mins rooting around in the basement up popped Gerry with just the thing.... tremendous!
If i had a question to ask, or a problem to fix concerning my guitar this is the place i would go. They sell both electric and acoustic guitars and have an equally varied selection of each. However it is clear that they truly specialise in Acoustic guitars with an amazing selection of Martin acoustic guitars, which would only make your mouth water. If you are frustrated by the constant racket of Walton's or Music Maker this is a nice quiet place to come and have a good listen to the sound of the guitar you are looking to buy.
They also supply accessories and tools for the maintenance of your guitar. You will find a selection of amps, pedals, cases and all the little things that you may or may not need.
They will also repair or service your guitar for a small price and will offer lots of info for any question you have to ask.
I love martin guitars so that is probably why i love this store. If you have the money i suggest you buy a martin from this store.. even if you don't, have a sit down with one in the store and try one out.
Love this place.
Guy behind the counter was really helpful and got me everything I needed; he was also really good at giving recommendations and seemed to really know the products he was carrying. This store has all the accessories you'll need for your guitar. :)
A guitar shop strong on entry-level instruments - sold me by first bass guitar in 1999, though it has some pricier instruments too. A few doors down from the Music Maker giant.
Their main selling point is a selection of Martin acoustics in the back, as well as Burns electrics towards the front of the shop. Generally worth a look.
Went in here once. At the time I was looking for a new guitar but on the day I was really just buying a few specific plectrums. I know it was only a small thing to be buying and I don't expect much attention but what I did get was just rude and unhelpful. Any other music shop I have been in has had staff who were happy to help for the most minor of things. I made the decision not to bother returning for any big purchases if they don't even have the decency to be polite and friendly for the smaller things.
We specialize in Acoustic Guitars and friendly service.
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